Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend

Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend

by John Paul Padilla
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Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend by John Paul Padilla

Johnny BIG-EARS is just like every other five-year-old child, but when he starts his first day of kindergarten, children begin to tease him because of his enormously large ears. Follow Johnny as he faces the challenges that being different presents. How will Johnny react to being teased? Find out why Johnny turns out to be a winner in this endearing, thoughtful book that addresses typical childhood bullying and offers children advice on how to deal with teasing. Whether you're a parent or an educator, now you will be able to encourage your kids or students through this special book and help motivate all young kids to start feeling good about themselves no matter who they are, or what they look like!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985313715
Publisher: Padilla Goldworks
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Edition description: Newer Edition
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

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Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
AvidReader59IK More than 1 year ago
Valuable Life-Lessons Book For Children, Parents and Teachers Johnny Big-Ears: The Feel-Good Friend is an invaluable book for children, parents and teachers alike. The book conquers the issue of children being teased or bullied in schools and how children can overcome that and have better self-esteem. The story also helps guide parents and teachers on how to handle such delicate issues. John Paul Padilla has done an amazing job with both the story and the illustrations. Great, Great Book. Highly Recommended!!!
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite Johnny Big Ears get his name because, well, he has big ears. But it is OK because he has long curly hair and his family love him and his curly hair and don’t mind his big ears at all. But now that he is old enough to go to school, he doesn’t know what his school friends will say about his ears. Well, it seemed to be going well until recess time, and that is when some of the kids in class started teasing him and calling him names in front of everyone. Being the first time Johnny had been teased, he wasn’t sure how to act, so he tried to ignore them and think of good things his mom had told him, but it was just too much for him and he began to cry. But then something good happened. Johnny Big Ears met a new friend, and guess what his name is? Well, you need to read the book to find out, and to find out what happens with Johnny and his new friend. And what happened to the bullies who were teasing Johnny? You can read all of that and more in this wonderful book. I love this book because it teaches children that it is OK to be different. I have witnessed so many children working in public schools and at church being bullied that it is wonderful to see a book so well-written just for those special children. This story is fun, exciting and easy to read and the illustrations set the mood for the story really well. The characters are fun to look at and the colors give a warm feeling. And Johnny’s hair is so adorable, even after his mom had it cut. This book is a must for public, school and church libraries. And if your child is one that is being bullied buy others, I highly recommend that you purchase this book for your home library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello. Being a reviewer of children's books I will highly recommend thi sread along book to anyone with children from 4-12, to expose the issues of teasing and bullying. Johnny Big Ears' story will cheer up and enlighten values to children and will teach them how to deal with the sad common practice of bullying, and at the same time, teach them to be more accepting of children, and to celebrate tehir differences, a great read when we need more tolerance and understanding, which starts at early ages! John padul Padilla wrote a beatiful masterpiece of self esteem booster, tolerance and aceptance! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Dpf
AuthorPromotion More than 1 year ago
Johnny Big-Ears The Feel-Good Friend by author John Paul Padilla is an educational children's full-colored picture book parents can read with their child. This inspirational story is about a five-year-old boy who is being teased by his classmates at school because his ears are big. The story while fictional, is one in which many children presently face in school. The book helps children with their self-esteem, and there are questions at the end of the book parents can answer with their children. Young readers will also be delighted to know that there is a page which allows children to draw and color themselves. Johnny Big-Ears is not simply a story, but a children's book that educate, and encourage children to value who they are. For this reason, Author & Book Promotions highly recommends this book to children and parents!
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Some time ago I had the privilege of reading and reviewing the original edition (2008) of this book. I wrote, "Johnny was born into a loving family. As he began to grow, one thing that stood out was his big ears. When he is five, his mother decides to cut his hair so that it would be nice for his first day of Kindergarten. Some of the kids at school make fun of his big ears, and he almost cries at first, but he has been brought up in such a loving family situation that he is comfortable with himself and determines not to let what the other children are saying bother him. Eventually, he makes friends with Charlie, who is also 'different' because his face is covered with freckles, and looks forward to going back to school the next day..It is an unfortunate fact that some children are just plain mean, and others come across as being mean without necessarily intending to be. Parents need to prepare their children for this, and one way to do so is to love them unconditionally and let them know that they are special so that they will be content with what they are. How Johnny reacts can teach an important lesson, and I highly recommend the book." Author John Paul Padilla, who based the story on his own childhood experiences, has produced a second edition of the book which is different enough that it merits a separate review. The revised book uses third person rather than first person, has forty pages instead of 32, is illustrated with new bright drawings by Victor Ramon Mojica, and measures 8 ½ by 11 ½ compared to the 5 ½ by 8 ½ from before. Also, it has several activities in the back, such a questionnaire that parents and teachers can ask kids about bullying and teasing, a page where kids can come up with their own unique name, and a drawing where any kid can color in what makes him or her special. John Paul wrote, "The bullying and teasing concept was a greast idea but I knew I needed more drawings and a better story, so based on others' recommendations and further research I felt the need to revise the book and make it more colorful and suitable for kids and parents." A great teaching tool concerning the need for a positive self-image and how to handle unkindness from others has been made even better.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
It's Johnny's first day of school and his mother has just given him a haircut for this special occasion. Unfortunately, Johnny's big ears are now in plain sight. What will happen when he goes to school and the kids make fun of him? The gorgeous illustrations by Victor Ramon Mojica, bring Johnny Big-Ears to life. I especially love the close-up illustrations of the top of Johnny's head and his curly hair. However, I did find the black writing a bit difficult to read against the background of the colored illustrations. The text is also above the reading level of the age group the book is aimed at. This is definitely one that needs to be shared by a parent or teacher. I love the author's dedication of this book to "all those kids out there who are teased, or bullied, simply because they look different! Remember, being different means you are special and not like the rest. So, be yourself and be proud!" Indeed! The book is based on the author's own experiences as a child, and it creates a scenario to teach children about teasing and bullying. The story is followed by a set of questions designed to get children talking about what happened in the story and how the situation depicted can be applied to them. There are also two activities to get the children thinking about their own special qualities. A great educational tool. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (3 October): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2017/10/johnny-big-ears-by-john-paul-padilla.html
GHott More than 1 year ago
Hott Review: What I liked: This book is cute & sweet. It’s a great book for new students or for bullied children. What I didn’t like: It was just a bit wordy for the younger ones. Source: JOHN PAUL PADILLA Grade: B Ages: 4+6 Series: Johnny Big-Ears, 1
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are very proud to announce that Johnny Big Ears by John Paul Paddilla is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree.  This tells a reader that this book is well worth your time and money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johnny was born into a loving family. As he began to grow, one thing that stood out was his big ears. When he is five, his mother decides to cut his hair so that it would be nice for his first day of Kindergarten. Some of the kids at school make fun of his big ears, and he almost cries at first, but he has been brought up in such a loving family situation that he is comfortable with himself and determines not to let what the other children are saying bother him. Eventually, he makes friends with Charlie, who is also 'different' because his face is covered with freckles, and looks forward to going back to school the next day. This story, told in the first person and based upon the author's own childhood experiences with being teased, is a wonderful reminder of the challenges faced by young people as a result of teasing and bullying and how to deal with those challenges. It is an unfortunate fact that some children are just plain mean, and others come across as being mean without necessarily intending to be. Parents need to prepare their children for this, and one way to do so is to love them unconditionally and let them know that they are special so that they will be content with what they are. How Johnny reacts can teach an important lesson, and I highly recommend the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Johnny Big Ears¿ is a tale about a five year old boy who is just entering kindergarten. Johnny has been raised by parents that taught him the value of appreciating other people¿s differences and to have a high self-esteem. Johnny has big ears. He knows this. After his mom gives him a short hair-cut, he feels some trepidation about how other kids will accept him. He knows that his family loves him no matter what. When he gets to school and his teased, he decides that the people who are making fun of him aren¿t the ones who matter the most. So Johnny looks for other friends. He finds a boy who has a lot of freckles. Johnny thinks this is pretty cool. Most importantly, Johnny values himself no matter what. I think that this is a great book for both children and their parents. As a parent reads it to their child, and discusses it with them, they will see the importance of building up the self-esteem of the child, even if he isn¿t perfect. I suspect there are a lot of children that are bullies in school because they are being bullied at home. Perhaps this will open a parent¿s eyes to the consequences of what can happen if their child is being picked on either by a parent or a sibling. The story also teaches children that differences can be good things, because they make us unique and special. If people make fun of them for being different, they can find friends who will accept them for who they are. I love this message. This is an excellent book to be read in the classroom because it will foster communication between the student and their teacher. It would definitely open up some interesting dialogue among students and their teachers. ¿Johnny Big Ears¿ is written for children in the 6-8 year old range. I also believe that it would be perfect for children who are disabled. They probably have a harder time accepting themselves and being accepted by others than anybody. ¿Johnny Big Ears¿ is a very valuable teaching tool.